Taklimat  Penarafan TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION (THE) University Impact Ranking 2021

 

6 August 2020 - Taklimat  Penarafan TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION (THE) University Impact Ranking 2021 – another event organised by the Achievement and Ranking Unit, InQKA had an overwhelming turnout of more than 100 participants. The event which was from 2.30 pm to 5 pm was attended by Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellors, Assistant Vice Chancellor of InQKA, Deputy Rectors, Deans, Deputy Deans and most importantly Ranking Champions (RC) from faculties as well as from campuses.

 

The main aim of the session was firstly to enlighten all participants about the uniqueness of Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking and secondly to introduce the newly formed COE of UiTM - Institute for Biodiversity & Sustainable Development (IBSD).

 

The session began with an opening speech by the Assistant Vice Chancellor of InQKA, Professor Dr. Hajah Roziah Mohd Janor, who briefly spoke on THE ranking and the initiatives needed towards more effective and efficient data collection for THE ranking which is centred around the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

In the Vice Chancellor’s speech, Prof. Emeritus Datuk Ir. Dr. Mohd Azraai Kassim  highlighted on the aspirations of UiTM towards achieving a globally renowned university status and the importance of effectively capturing and collecting the THE data from all activities carried out throughout the UiTM system.

  

The director of the newly formed Centre of Excellence (COE) - Institute for Biodiversity & Sustainable Development (IBSD), Professor Sr.Dr.Zulkiflee Abd Latif introduced the institute and deliberated on the 17 SDGs and some strategies how RCs can assist in mapping the activities with the SDGS.

 

 

24 Jun 2020 – Institut Kualiti dan Pengembangan Ilmu (InQKA), Universiti Teknologi MARA  (UiTM) telah menganjurkan Mesyuarat Pencapaian Strategik Kualiti 2020 secara dalam talian. Pada setiap tahun, InQKA akan mengadakan program dengan tujuan mengumpulkan pemacu kualiti di peringkat Pusat Tanggungjawab yang menguruskan kualiti untuk menyalurkan maklumat dalam memastikan pelaksanaan dan keberhasilannya mencapai KPI yang telah ditetapkan. Penganjuran mesyuarat ini adalah untuk melaporkan pencapaian strategik kualiti UiTM termasuk cabaran yang dihadapi sepanjang tempoh PKP 18 Mac 2020 hingga 09 Jun 2020.

Ini merupakan kali pertama mesyuarat ini dijalankan secara dalam talian disebabkan perhimpunan secara besar-besaran tidak dapat dilaksanakan dalam mematuhi arahan Majlis Keselamatan Negara bagi mengelakkan penularan pandemik COVID-19. Mesyuarat kali ini menggunakan dua platform digital iaitu Google Meet  dan juga media sosial FB Live. Melalui Google Meet seramai 223 telah turut serta manakala 446 orang turut menyertai mesyuarat ini melalui FB Live. Ini membuktikan bahawa mesyuarat ini sangat signifikan kepada semua PTJ di seluruh sistem UiTM. Mesyuarat ini telah dipengerusikan oleh Penolong Naib Canselor InQKA, Yg. Bhg.Prof Dr Hajah Roziah Mohd Janor. Pembentangan pencapaian setiap unit telah dilakukan oleh semua pengarah dan ketua.

 

18 Jun 2020 – Fakulti Pengurusan Hotel dan Pelancongan (FPHP) dan Institut Kualiti dan Pengembangan Ilmu (InQKA), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) telah menganjurkan program diskusi web secara dalam talian bertajuk “Delivering Quality Education Despite COVID-19 Challenges: Lessons from the Top Three Hospitality and Tourism Management Institution in Malaysia”. Penganjuran program ini dilakukan atas platform persidangan video menggunakan aplikasi Google Meet dan FBLive. Program anjuran bersama Tourism Educators Association of Malaysia (TEAM) telah dirasmikan oleh Naib Canselor UiTM, Professor Emeritus Datuk Ir Dr Mohd Azraai Kassim.

Sesi selama 2 jam itu mendapat sambutan yang memberansangkan apabila seramai 250 peserta telah mengikuti diskusi tersebut. Tiga panel daripada insititusi pendidikan hospitali dan pelancongan terbaik dunia di Malaysia telah bersama-sama membincangkan cabaran menjalankankan aktiviti akademik sepanjang Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP) dan strategi institusi mereka menghadapi “Norma Baharu” COVID-19.

Mereka ialah Profesor Dr. Hj Mohd Salehuddin Mohd Zahari yang merupakan Dekan Fakulti Pengurusan Hotel dan Pelancongan, UiTM, Professor Dr Neethiahnanthan A/LM Ari Ragavan, Dekan Eksekutif, Fakulti Sosial Sains dan Pengurusan Pelancongan, Taylor’s University dan En Azizul Jamaludin, Dekan, Fakulti Hospitaliti dan Media Kreatif, Management and Science University (MSU).

Professor Emiritus Datuk Ir.Dr.Mohd Azraai Kassim, Naib Canselor UiTM telah merasmikan program ini. Menurut beliau, program itu selari dengan visi UiTM untuk FPHP terus menjadi trend setter kepada kurikulum subjek pengurusan hospitaliti dan pelancongan di Malaysia. Beliau juga menekankan perlunya institusi hospitaliti dan pelancongan di Malaysia ini untuk berkerjasama sebaik mungkin dan dapat menggemblengkan kekuatan dan serlahkan potensi untuk terus mengecapi lebih banyak kejayaan. Beliau mengucapkan terima kasih kepada ahli panel, INQKA dan TEAM kerana dapat menjalankan aktiviti seumpama ini.

 

 

22 June 2020 -The ‘Bengkel Pemantapan Ranking Champion’ organised by the Achievement and Ranking Unit, InQKA had an overwhelming turnout of 65 Ranking Champions (RCs) who stayed online from 9 am to 4 pm to listen to updates and current status of ranking in UiTM.

The workshop was launched by the Assistant Vice Chancellor of InQKA, Professor Dr. Hajah Roziah Mohd Janor who highlighted on the importance of international collaboration with universities as a strategy to improve UiTM’s ranking. RCs were reminded to assist the deans in this strategy by identifying PhD supervisors and establish partnership regionally and internationally. Prof Roziah also commended the RCs who have been contributing very consistently to QS Wow News as a medium of visibility, and a vote of thanks also was given  to Nurul Muzamel Rasidi, Senior Curator from Gesturz who curated very creatively an advertisement in the 2021 QS WUR Ranking Supplement.

 

The newest edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 places the Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management (FHTM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in the 31st position among the universities which offer Hospitality and Leisure Management.

FHTM UiTM has climbed almost 100 positions (2019) to become the only public university in Malaysia listed among the top 50 of the QS World University Ranking by Subjects 2020.

At the Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management (FHTM)(UiTM), we take our reputation seriously. For a start, we are the pioneer in hospitality and tourism education in Malaysia. FHTM UiTM has achieved privileged national and international reputation for teaching and research excellence for more than 50 years. This ranking takes into consideration FHTM UiTM national and international academic reputation and how valued FHTM UiTM’s students are for employers and, also, how prepared the graduates are for their future professional life.